Archive for September, 2008

I Should Have Been Smokin’ By Now

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

October 3 2008 Journalism, Broadcast and New Media Conference and Career Fair

CUNY students are invited to meet dozens of recruiters in broadcast, print and the web offering information on internships, jobs and careers. The Economist, The New York Times, Adobe, Inc., are among the media companies that will be represented .

The CUNY Job fair is just around the corner and I’m still slow publishing stuff. I whine. Anyway, below are the suggestions that I provided my students.



Monday, September 29th, 2008

As part of an experiment this academic year, the best of the WORD articles this semester [all WORD articles are good but some are better than others] will be syndicated via UWIRE which says it has more than 800+ affiliate members, nationally and internationally.

First up is by Elizabeth Leonard, one of several that will be published in the coming days. One-hundred Hunter students were interviewed about their presidential preferences.

Later in the semester, the WORD will start submitting video and audio clips on a range of topics. Jonathan Mena, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kisha Allison are showing the way.

Some Polls While I’m Warming Up for the Next Writing Cycle

Saturday, September 20th, 2008


The Nation’s Student Columnists Have a Lot to Say About Sarah Palin

Saturday, September 13th, 2008



The Convention Ends, the Semester Begins: An Instructor’s Lament

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I had to send the following email to the WORD Special Correspondents who were in Denver August 24-28. They are so hot, like heat seeking missiles, that I got wrapped in the wakes of their planning strategies to try to continue reporting on the election like they did in late August. Uh oh.

I can’t:

From Left to right: Kisha Allison, Jonathan Mena and Jacqueline Fernandez.


Police/SWAT: An Ubiquitous Presence at the Democratic Convention

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Special Correspondent Jonathan Mena, armed with digital camera and video equipment, pursued the police as the they pursued protesters exercising their First Amendment Rights. This video blog is part of a major project that he’s working on.